The Old Perth Road Markets are a thriving local marketplace that take place in the Town of Bassendean. This small but popular community event features food vendors and stallholders selling locally produced arts, crafts, artisan goods, gourmet food and local fresh produce.
The Old Perth Road Markets are single-use plastic-free and are proudly supported by the Town of Bassendean, The Swan Valley Rotary Club and the Bassendean Men's Shed. The markets are a great way to explore the historic Town of Bassendean. The Old Perth Road Markets host a morning market on the last Sunday of the month from 9am to 1.30pm. The last Sunday Morning Market for the 2020 season will be held on Sunday 27 September from 9am to 1.30pm. After that the Twilight Markets will start from 5.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday 31 October 2020, Saturday 28 November 2020, Saturday 19 December 2020, Saturday 27 February 2021 and Saturday 27 March 2021.
Earlier this year, the markets were forced to close due to Covid-19 restrictions. The markets were able to re-open in August 2020, just in time to celebrate their 10th anniversary. The return of the Old Perth Road Markets was met with much excitement from members of the Bassendean community, who were eager to get out and support their local businesses.
The Old Perth Road Markets are typically located in the heart of Bassendean on Old Perth Road in between Guildford Road and Wilson Street. Due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements on Sunday 27 September, the markets will be relocating for the first time in 10 years to Bic Reserve. The new location will enable more space for crowds and better social distancing. Come on down for live music, food trucks and Alpacas from 10am-1pm. The location for the Twilight Markets will be decided at a later date.